My PC case has arrived!
It’s quite tall considering it’s got only one front bay.
There is no cover for the front drive bay, although there is a pull-down flap, so it only looks bad if you open the flap. This is annoying, but I guess they expect you to put a CD-ROM drive in there. I won’t be so will need to get a nice looking cover from somewhere.
The heatsink and fan are huge. Hope they fit.
And the entire thing is freezing cold as it’s just come off the UPS van, so I think I’d best leave it to warm up for a while as it’s condensation city at the moment.
I have already created a stripped down Slackware install to put onto it.
For now I will boot it off a USB memory stick as network booting looks like a configuration nightmare.
The OS it boots from will run in RAM and be read only.
To speed things up today I will stick a spare hard disk in it.
Once I’m happy it all works I’ll dump the install to the usb stick and boot from there.